Once again Gee Beauty comes to the rescue regarding skin care. The spa and beauty boutique scored the Miami exclusive for Dr. Barbara Sturm’s namesake line of anti-aging products. The Munich- and Düsseldorf-based blonde transitioned her orthopedic surgery practice into a chemistry career specializing in non-surgical molecular cosmetics. Her secret ingredient is purslane, an edible plant rich in an omega-3 fatty acid and vitamins E and C that activates telomerase, an enzyme that causes cells to grow and divide, thus prolonging their lifespan. She adds the wonder green to several products including Anti-Aging Body Cream, Cleanser, Super Anti-Aging Serum and Skin Food, a supplement taken in capsule form. Sun Drops, SPF 50 face serum with cassia extract, solves the sticky sunscreen issue. Look for her personal appearance in October.
TRINKETS & THAI FOOD
Have a few hours to kill this weekend? Explore West Palm Beach’s new Warehouse District whose Elizabeth Ave Station hosts a maker fair with the market’s resident and guest vendors, plus food and live music on Saturday night. The Wild Lily herbal apothecary (rose petal and coconut oil lip balm, pictured), Kasbar + Co for handcrafted, raw fine jewelry, and the Rootless Wanderer, curator of handmade lifestyle wares, are among dozens of participants. Thai food lovers won’t mind making the drive either for New York-based SriPraPhai’s outpost, Chana by SriPraPhai, across from the Falls shopping center. Serving lunch and dinner, the famed eatery imports its authentic dishes from Thai classics to the occasional American twist (Thai-style Buffalo wings). There are Japanese appetizers, sushi and sashimi too.
Summer has brought big news for Miami-linked art insiders. An animation series by Miami-born art collective FriendsWithYou debuts August 11 on Netflix. “True and the Rainbow Kingdom,” pictured, promotes compassion for all living things. After selling its Lincoln Road location for $88 million, ArtCenter/South Florida needed a solid leader. The nonprofit tapped Dennis Scholl, a PAMM trustee who served as vice president for the Knight Foundation, to continue its mission of subsidizing artist studios and launch a grant and education program. Ruba Katrib, a former associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art here, was named a curatorial advisor for next year’s Frieze New York. She’s involved with the art fair’s Frame section for solo exhibits by international galleries founded in 2010 or later.
SUMMERTIME & SCHOOL
School starts August 21, so Style Saves is organizing a fundraiser to outfit students with everything they need for success. Donate school supplies, backpacks, clothes and sneakers to more than 2,500 children in need by clicking here. Coral Gables hosts family-friendly activities along Aragon Avenue on Saturday. Catch story time at Books & Books and a movie at Gables Art Cinema in the morning and free admission to the city’s museum for scavenger hunts and water balloons from 1-5 p.m. The Miami Design District follows with its family event at the Moore Building (4040 NE Second Avenue, 2nd Floor) on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Make arts and crafts inspired by artists like John Baldessari (pictured) and donate back-to-school supplies for discounts at Genius Jones, a nearby children’s store.